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#32 Ben Mills
Position: Center
Height: 7'0"
Weight: 215
Year: Freshman
City/State: Hartland, Wis.
High School: Arrowhead HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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2013-14 (senior): Played in 25 games with one start (Senior Day vs. No. 4/4 Arizona, Feb. 22) • Averaged 1.2 points and 0.8 rebounds • Season-high five points in home win against Arkansas State (Nov. 18) • Five game span from Nov. 16-Dec. 13 scored 18 points (3.6 ppg.) • Tied a career-best five rebounds in home win against USC (Jan. 18) • Career-high 11 minutes against the Trojans • Made his only career three-point attempt against Arizona • Scored a key four points with three rebounds in the home win against No. 6/7 Kansas • Ranks No. 1 among four-year CU players in school history with 92 career victories • Coors Events Center fan favorite • Helped CU make the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season, a school-first.

2012-13 (junior): Played in seven games • Averaged 1.0 points and 1.7 rebounds per game • Scored a season-best four points on 2-for-2 field goal shooting in home win against Stanford (Jan. 24) • Also had a career-high five rebounds in another home win against Northern Arizona (Dec. 21) • Shot 60 percent from the field (3-for-5) • Helped the Buffaloes to their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, a school-first in back-to-back years since 1961-62 & 1962-63 (50 years).

2011-12 (sophomore): Played in seven games averaging three minutes, one point and 1.1 rebounds a game • Season-best six minutes in home win against New Orleans (Dec. 28) • Scored two points in three games (at Oregon State, Mar. 3; New Orleans, Dec. 28; For Lewis College, Nov. 11) • Grabbed two rebounds in three games as well (at Oregon State; UNO; Utah, Dec. 31) • Shot 60 percent from the field (3-of-5) • Helped Colorado earn its first NCAA Tournament berth since the 2002-03 season (nine years) and only the third NCAA Tournament appearance since 1968-69 (43 years) • Member of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament Championship team and the automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament winning four games in four days at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

2010-11 (freshman): Played in 19 games averaging 4.8 minutes, 1.4 points and 1.2 rebounds • Scored a season-best six points in home win against The Citadel (Dec. 17) • Added another five points with a season-high four rebounds three days later in a win against Longwood (Dec. 19) • Also had four rebounds and two steals in CU’s NIT home victory against Cal (Mar. 18) • Played a season-high nine minutes with a pair of key blocked shots in two-point home win over Kansas State (Feb. 12) • Recorded five games with at least three rebounds.

Arrowhead HS: Averaged 17.1 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game • Helped lead Arrowhead to a 25-3 record and the WIAA Division 1 state championship during his senior year • First-team all-state honors (Associated Press and Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association) • At the state championships, averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds per game earning an all-tournament first team honors • Lettered all four years • Helped team achieve a 56-16 record (.778) over three years • Wisconsin Mr. Basketball finalist • Set 2009 Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Shootout rebounding record with 18 in a single game • Member of the 2009 Classic 8 Conference championship team, in addition with the 2009 U-17 Hoosier Shootout (AAU-Wisconsin Playground Warriors) and Knox Vegas Heat Invitational Championship teams • Team captain junior and senior years • Three-time Classic 8 All-Conference team • As a junior, averaged 13 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks per game; also helped team to a 17-5 record • Also played volleyball his freshman year.

Academics: Graduated in May 2014 with a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing • Enjoys writing fictional short stories • 2013 winner of the CU Most Improved Student Award.

Personal: Born March 30, 1992 • Son of Patrick and Susan Mills • Father played basketball at St. Mary’s • Three older sisters, Katie; and twin sisters, Amanda (East Carolina) and Meghan (Mercer) played college basketball • Great uncle, Ed Mills was the starting center on the 1947 Wisconsin Big Ten championship team; Uncle (Mike Mills) played at Marquette • Lists winning the 2009-2010 Wisconsin Division I State Championship along with being the tournament’s leading scorer and rebounder as highlights of his prep career.

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